Tag: Voigtlander 15/4.5

Exaggerating Angles

The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal expansion of the Royal Ontario Museum was always controversial: a lot of people absolutely hated the look of this addition to a more traditional structure. From a photographic point of view though it offers a lot of possibilities. In this image (from the Open Streets event last weekend) I used my Voigtlander 15mm/4.5 SuperWide Heliar lens. This lens is among the wider in the 35mm format, and I like what it does with the already dramatic angles of this structure.


Canon P Rangefinder, Voigtlander 15mm/4.5 SuperWide-Heliar
JCH StreetPan 400 film, developed in Legacy Pro EcoPro developer

Back to Ann Arbor

It wasn’t the nicest weather in Ann Arbor for the FPP meet-up, so getting into the covered arcade was a nice break.


Voigtlander Bessa R, 15mm/4.5 Super Heliar
Tri-X developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes @ 20
Some work in post


Back to the Atlas Coal Mine

I just seem to keep coming back to my images from this location! There was certainly a lot to shoot. 🙂 Both images were created with my Voigtlander Bessa R Rangefinder with 15mm/4.5 Super-Heliar lens, on Rollei RPX 25 film, developed in Rodinal.

Alberta Rollie 25 APX022

Alberta Rollie 25 APX018-Edit

Hidden Treasure

Of of the joys that is unique to film photography is developing a roll of film and being surprised at what was on it :-). Earier this week I developed a roll of 35mm Kentmere 400, expecting more Guelph or Alberta images, and it turned out to be a roll from out Scotland trip that I had overlooked. Taken with my Voigtlander Bessa R and 15mm/4.5 Extreme Wide-Angle Super -Heliar at the Edinburgh Castle, very happy with the sense of movement.

castle walker


This is another image taken during my recent trip to the Badlands in Alberta. It had rained the day before, so the textures of the rock and sand were smoothed and muted, but still alien and harsh in their own way.

Alberta Rollie 25 APX031-Edit

Voigtlander Bessa R 35mm, 15mm/4.5 Super-Heliar lens
Rollei RPX 25 film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 12 minutes
Toned in post

At the Bridge

The railway bridge in Lethbridge, Alberta is quite iconic, and it was interesting to look at it through a gazebo-shaped look-out at the top of a hill.

Looking at the BridgeVoigtlander Bessa R, 15mm/4.5 Super-Heliar lens
Ilford FP4+ film, developed in Xtol 1+1

Overcoming a Grey Day

Rollei Retro 80s is an amazing film! When we visited Armadale castle it was a very grey, soggy day, but the inherent contrastiness and bite of the Rollei Retro 80s film turned the light into something special. All images taken with Voigtlander R body, 15mm/4.5 Superwide Heliar lens.

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

The Grounds of Armadale Castle, Scotland

On the Jacobite Train

This image was taken on the Jacobite train in Scotland. Even with the tremendous depth of field of the 15mm lens I knew not everything would be perfectly in focus but it wasn’t far off!

On the Jacobite Train


Voigtlander R body, 15mm/4.5 Super-Wide Heliar lens,
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 14 minutes @ 20 C